Soccer betting preview: Trollhättan welcomes Linköping City in what could be a tight duel

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Competition: Sweden Ettan: South
Competition: Sun 18.October
Match begins: 15:00 (UTC)
Venue: Edsborgs IP (5100 seats)

Trollhättan and Linköping City have both delivered a "par" performance so far, to use a golfing expression. Both hold mid-table positions in the Ettan: South.

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

5 - 7 - 12 with 34-42. What does this mean? Well, these are the statistics for Linköping City when playing on grass like they will do today. Wins - draws- losses and goals scored-conceded. Linköping City play their home games on artifical turf so that's why we provide these numbers.

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Trollhättan form and stats

The story so far in the Ettan: South for Trollhättan at their home stadium (Edsborgs IP) is 6 wins, 1 draw and 4 defeats. Two home wins in a row for Trollhättan bring valid hopes of a third.

In their previous game, the manager W. Lundin led his Trollhättan to a defeat in the Ettan: South match away at Torns. The manager is hoping to put things right immediately here at Edsborgs IP. Previous to that game, a home match hosting Qviding FIF in a game that was won 2-0.

This is expected to be a close game, with Trollhättan perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Trollhättan as a small favourite), we find seven games. Trollhättan has won four of these, drawn zero and lost three.

Trollhättan have proved capable of finding the net in their games here at Edsborgs IP with 17 goals in 11 league matches. On the other hand, Trollhättan have conceded 13 goals.

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Linköping City form and stats

The hunting on away grounds haven’t been very fruitful for Linköping City so far with only 7 points returning home. The records show 2-1-9 (win-draw-lose). The pressure to perform on the road is increasing on K. Neshati, the Linköping manager, as the last three away games were defeats.

Linköping had fun at their own home (Edsborgs IP) last time out, beating Tvååker 2-0. F. Alm scored. Preceding that game, the 1-2 loss visiting Varnamo's place.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found six similar matches played by Linköping in our archives, and the results are: zero wins for Linköping City, zero draws and six defeats.

Linköping has displayed an ability to score goals in away matches in the league this season, 20 goals from 12 games. For Linköping City, more than two goals on average per game end up in their own net.

Head 2 Head

Linköping City - Trollhättan 1-1 was the story when these teams last met, earlier this season.

Trollhättan missing players

Linköping City missing players

Trollhättan Linköping City
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
23 11 2 Played P 3 12 23
9 6 1 Won W 0 2 9
4 1 0 Drew D 1 1 4
10 4 1 Lost L 2 9 10
31 17 2 Scored S 5 20 40
33 13 3 Conceded C 7 26 36
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
78% 73% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 67% 92% 96%
52% 64% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 67% 83% 61%
22% 27% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 67% 58% 39%
9% 9% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 33% 25% 17%
61% 64% 50% BTTS BTTS 67% 67% 61%
13% 18% 50% Clean Sheets C S 0% 8% 22%
26% 18% 0% Failed to Score F T 33% 25% 17%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.5 2 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.5 2 2.1
1 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 2
 
85 42 0 Total Shots T S 8 53 194
35 17 0 Shots on Target S O 5 23 81
23% 29% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 100% 39% 35%
Key stats in Ettan: South this season:
  • Linköping City have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Linköping City haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Trollhättan has the most points from losing position (13) in Ettan: South
  • Trollhättan have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Trollhättan haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Varnamo 24 19 1 4 55 19 12 10 1 1 31 7 12 9 0 3 24 12 36 58
2 Landskrona 23 14 6 3 40 22 11 8 2 1 22 11 12 6 4 2 18 11 18 48
3 Utsikten 24 11 10 3 48 31 12 7 3 2 26 12 12 4 7 1 22 19 17 43
4 Lindome 23 12 3 8 39 24 12 6 3 3 27 12 11 6 0 5 12 12 15 39
5 Torns 24 9 11 4 35 20 13 8 5 0 26 6 11 1 6 4 9 14 15 38
6 Skövde AIK 24 10 4 10 45 41 12 7 2 3 26 19 12 3 2 7 19 22 4 34
7 Assyriska Turabdin 24 10 4 10 38 35 11 5 3 3 15 12 13 5 1 7 23 23 3 34
8 Linköping City 23 9 4 10 40 36 11 7 3 1 20 10 12 2 1 9 20 26 4 31
9 Trollhättan 23 9 4 10 31 33 11 6 1 4 17 13 12 3 3 6 14 20 -2 31
10 Oskarshamns AIK 24 8 7 9 38 43 12 6 3 3 21 15 12 2 4 6 17 28 -5 31
11 Tvååker 24 7 7 10 29 40 12 6 2 4 18 17 12 1 5 6 11 23 -11 28
12 Lund 24 6 8 10 30 36 12 5 3 4 18 14 12 1 5 6 12 22 -6 26
13 Eskilsminne 24 6 7 11 30 44 12 4 3 5 14 19 12 2 4 6 16 25 -14 25
14 Qviding FIF 24 6 6 12 18 40 12 6 4 2 14 10 12 0 2 10 4 30 -22 24
15 Motala 24 4 7 13 30 45 13 1 5 7 21 31 11 3 2 6 9 14 -15 19
16 Karlskrona 24 3 5 16 30 67 12 2 4 6 20 32 12 1 1 10 10 35 -37 14

Read more about Ettan: South

Division 1 is the third level of football in Sweden. It is divided into two sections, Northern (“Norra”) and Southern (“Sodra”). Each holding 16 teams playing 30 fixtures each to decide a final league table. The top team of each is promoted, the bottom three relegated. Further moves up/down can occur through playoff.